An Open Letter About My Time at The Scroll

Dear readers:

My oh my, where has the time gone? As you know, on June 1st, all seniors walked across that beautiful stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion, and they can now tell the whole world that they are full-grown adults, and…

…oh, wait, I’m a senior, and I walked across that stage on June 1st telling the world that I’m a full-grown adult.

Anyway, all good things must come to an end, and I’m afraid that’s gonna be the case with my time at The Scroll. 

I entered the journalism class with a vision to write about media that I found to be cringeworthy (being that I enjoy that type of media). I don’t know what made me want to pursue cartooning (aside from me wanting to be a producer that mainly worked in animation), though as time went on, my mind would be more focused on cartooning than writing articles.

I’ve only made four published contributions, two articles where I review media I found cringe-worthy and/or underrated, and two one-panel comics. I had one article where I talk personally about myself, as well as an April Fool’s comic that was set to be published in the next print edition before the pandemic forced me to put all of my operations online. To be honest, I really didn’t get to make The Scroll what I wanted for myself, but that’s okay, I had fun when it came to both writing articles and creating comics.

I do appreciate all the praise I’ve received from my contributions to The Scroll, either in print or online. Sure, it may all come from the teachers, and I rarely receive feedback from students, but all the views I get internationally does make up for that.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank all the wonderful people who have helped me in my Scroll journey, especially the faculty advisor of The Scroll, Katlyn “Jazzy” Moore. If it weren’t for her, I’d never be where I am today, so Jazzy, I thank you.

And on that note, I would like to end my final article by wishing the best of luck to the class succeeding me, and every class after that. I look forward to hearing about your plans in the near future and I hope to meet some of you soon. So good luck, goodbye, and remember to keep in mind what makes you happy. Thank you so much!

-David Afforo

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